Dear UU Parents and Guardians,
August 22nd- 10am Service ONLINE
11am Zoom Sunday School ONLINE
**We are now in the 'orange' on the Covid dial and our step plan for church says that we will be online for church service and Sunday School
*Zoom Sunday School *
Zoom Sunday School at 11am Sundays
Approximately 30 minute program geared towards K-5, but is open to all ages
Sundays at 11am
We typically have a chalice lighting, story, guided discussion, and/or activity such as a scavenger hunt or art project to be done at home as part of these lessons.
Link: https://zoom.us/j/5036046295 Password: unitarian
Online classes will continue as long as we have regular attendance.
Please register for UU Children and Youth Programming!
Registration is required EVERY year.
We need to be able to plan for the year, report numbers to the UUA, and have accurate records.
For online and in-person activities with Sunday School - please register for the year!
Here is the LINK
As of RIGHT NOW - we have 18 volunteers. We usually have 42 to help run our program!
We are EXTREMELY short on helpers this year thus far.
Please don't think, 'Oh - someone else will do it...'
We need teachers and assistants for K-12th Religious Education programming
Teachers plan EASY lessons (with guidance) THIS INCLUDES LESSONS FOR ZOOM! Stay safe AND help out!
Assistants show up as an extra set of hands
Commitment is 7-10x/church year
Chalice Connections volunteers:
Focus on RELATIONSHIPS - share your interests, talents, hobbies - connection to Unitarian Universalism
Commitment is 1-4x/church year
I need to hear from possible volunteers NOW to know if we'll be able to have a functional program this next year!
We're online right now - but will move to in-person when it's safe and IF we have the volunteers to do so.
Please contact me as soon as possible if you are interested.
For WHEN we are back in the building
Sundays from either 9-12:30 or 8:15-1pm depending on whether we are doing 1 or 2 services
Also hiring a childcare provider for Wednesday and Thursday evenings 5:45-9pm
Must be 18+
Must have the Covid vaccine
Please send me a message if you are interested in applying, and for more details.
Events for All Ages at the Church - Keep an eye on messages from the office in your email - due to the Covid dial status, we are postponing or moving many events online.
DISCORD for Middle and High School
We invite all Middle and High School students from Omaha and Lincoln to join us for discussion and community through this app.
'Would you rather' questions - Thoughts along our monthly Soul Matters themes - 'Big questions' related to UUism.
Also - a "Pet Page"!!! So much fun.
***Be aware that once joining Discord, it opens up the app to multiple pages which will need to be moderated by students themselves and their parents/guardians for security.
*Parent and Guardian Chat:*
The chance for parents and guardians to check in with me for 'open office hours'
Every other Thursday 8pm and every other Wednesday noon (I close the meeting after 10 minutes if no one checks in)
Thursday Aug 26th at 8pm
Wednesday September 1st - there will be no chat as a I have a meeting that day
Family Open Circle:
Information can be found on their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1081904435272577
Videos This Week:
Pilot Ray - The Tale of a Snail
K-5: Soul Matters Theme:
Soul Matters breaks in June-August
I will still provide resources for parents, and a story each week.
Lesson plans will return in September
Bonus Resources for Parents With the theme of: Perseverance
Songs and Music
Time Will Tell
Gregory Alan Isakov
“Time, she says,
"There's no turning back,
Keep your eyes on the tracks"
Through the fields, somewhere there's blue
Oh, time will tell, she'll see us through…”
Love is the Water that Wears Down the Rock
by Maya Angelou and sung by Ben Harper
East To The West
“To the east to the west
To the north and south
To the east to the west
One love people never gonna stop…”
Nahko and Medicine for the People
“At a time in our country where every 28hrs a black or brown person is shot by a police officer, it is imperative to call on our white allies to stand in solidarity with those that face state violence every day. where is the justice? in this song, we ask our allies to remember that to be color blind is to be system blind. “
Somebody's Hurting My Brother
“It’s gone on far too long…and we won’t be silent anymore...”
Higher Ground - Songs Around the World
Get Up Stand Up - Songs Around The World
Don't Give Up - Peter Gabriel
Covered by Herbie Hancock, P!nk, John Legend
Eye of the Tiger
Survivor’s rock classic transformed by Jenn Grant’s cover
“Went the distance, now I'm back on my feet...It's the eye of the tiger. It's the thrill of the fight. Rising up to the challenge of our rival...
I Won't Back Down (Tom Petty cover)
Never Give Up
Sia - cover by Matt Johnson
Love (A Song for Valentine’s; Try not to smile!)
Nat King Cole - Cover by Mister Kanish
Chelsea Krafka is the Director of Religious Growth for the Unitarian Church of Lincoln.